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Last Online: April 18, 2023
Birthday: June 19
Country: United States
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Hello There!


Updated 6/10/2019 Hi, I'm moving my RAK to the forums under Random Acts of Kindness. Will do it soon as I am moving. Sorry for the inconvenience.

Updated 6/8/2019

Hi, I've been actively retired but jumped back on here so that I can offer ATC collectors most of my collection of ATCs as I am moving to a much smaller place. I think I can offer them as a Random Act of Kindness. Oh! Sorry. Hope all is well with everyone!

Updated 5/3/2016

Sigh. I just managed to delete a whole page or two of unanswered mail. From mid-April through May 3, 2016.

My fault, too much caffeine and way past my bedtime. So, if you have emailed me anything pressing, please try again. I am sorry. Very sorry for any inconvenienceI may have caused.

My name is Donna, aka stlouisphile Original Member #1216 -- It's the only profile I've had on swap-bot. Yes my name is really Donna (Doctor Who Fans will know the reference)

I prefer to swap with adults. If you would like to send an "extra" that your child did, that's terrific, but children in adult swaps is not something I condone.

I enjoy reading, creating collages, creating ATC's, found art, b&w photography, and knitting. I hope to start taking photos with my film camera real soon now and get back into the dark room. I can't tell you how rewarding it is to shoot film, develop the film yourself, wait for the film to dry and then pick something you want to crop and develop. Nothing compares. Seriously!

Photoshop is my go to program for creating digital ATCs and Communication Arts, Art Forum and other Art in America for collage. I believe I have a twenty year supply of periodicals!

You might have noticed that I am a bit of a Whovian. But don't let that scare you. I like other stuff too. Seriously.

Really. Anyway I am into all kinds of nerdy and not so nerdy things. Read on!!

I hold a master's degree in education with an emphasis in Instructional Technology/Online Learning. In 2016, this is when everything changes as I am retiring and am looking for a new career.

I enjoy creating faux postage, mail art, naked mail shenanigans and altering tins.

Doctor Who ...The TARDIS

Are you a Whovian? Then transport yourself over to the Doctor Who Fans Group if you'd like to join a rather fine group of Whovians. Allons-y or if you prefer, Geronimo!


Here Be Daleks/Non Raters & Flakers:

@brunettemusings for Journey to the Centre of the TARDIS and may be a flaker.

Favorite Movies

My tastes in movies tend toward science fiction, action and drama. The only movies I don't really care for is horror/slasher movies.

Favorite Television


Doctor Who (the longest running television series ever -- Initial broadcast Saturday 11/23/1963. It only took 46 years for me to have my favorite doctor, although I started watching the Fourth Doctor in the 80's. Other Series I regularly watch: + Hannibal - Bon Appetit!! + The Blacklist - really good! + MARVEL: Agents of SHIELD + Orphan Black on BBC America + Supernatural - (Ten Years of Winchesters (this season) + Sherlock (BBC) - Just The Best!! + Game of Thrones + Daredevil (Netflix) + Sense8 (Netflix) + Hemlock Grove (Netflix)

Favorite Crafts

recreational math

Knitting I'm downsizing, so paper items though appreciated I really don't need.


I started knitting in 2013 because (you guessed it) I wanted to knit myself the 4th Doctor's scarf. The scarf is now finished! It is awesome sauce! It's extremely long and wonderfully warm. I am also a youtube craft junky. I have way too many subscriptions on youtube. And just now started watching youtube via Fire HDTV.

Favorite Things

My favorite colors are navy blue, robin's egg blue, orange, and copper.

A good breeze through an open window (I don't have central air conditioning) A lovely cuppa dark chocolate with a shot of espresso My Kindle HD Fires --4 Kindles. how that happen? Raunchy or adventurous fan fiction Listening to podcasts whilst knitting: Welcome To Night Vale (creepy/funny/good! Holiday cards


I hardly ever participate in "package" swaps but if you're in the mood I wouldn't mind: Stitch markers for knitting, fancy or plain

Doctor Who Royal Mail Stamps,

TARDIS items.

Big Shot type cutouts: trees, stars, moons, houses.

White gel pens

German scrap

Stitch markers (handmade or store bought)

Malabrigio yarn

Tea, Dark Chocolate

Mediums of Choice

My medium of choice for ATC cards are collage or digital. I always print on Bristol Paper or watercolor paper. I also like to use embellishments and rubber stamps too in my art, and now I am pulling backgrounds from my DIY gelli plate. I will also use watercolor paper or mat board when I create collages or ATC cards. Almost all of my cards are mounted on mat board - its part of my signature :)

sunny heartfelt breathe My collage images come from back issuers of Communication Arts, Print and Art Forum, to name a few. Check out their websites by following the links.



One thing that really got me to get back into creating art was the old site, nervousness.org. This site was the precursor to swap-bot. It was all about trading LMAO (land mail art objects: ATC's, altered CD's, things that shouldn't be mailed, found art, etc. You can check out what's left of nervousness over on archive.org. Collage and installation artists. I love the art of Andy Warhol, Picasso, impressionist painters, the cubist painters.

I love Joseph Cornell and his assemblage boxes. In fact I just may have to make one for my sonic screwdrivers... Pop Artists old and new...I'm going thru a phase now in which I'm painting Pop Art Daleks on canvas...

Just So You Know...

Non-raters AKA Fraters!

You don't rate on any of the swaps I host you will not be allowed in my groups, you will be reported in FOPS.

I also support and recommend the Newbie Helpers group, to help those members new and not so new to get advice and tips on navigating this site. I will ask politely for a rating, if you haven't received something from me I will gladly resend but c'mon, rate when you receive. OK? Thank you!! wholock

My wishlist is to have a system on swap-bot that also keeps track of rating swaps. It would go right next to your Stars (which now is taken up by the Hosted Swaps so there goes that idea. But I still want to believe!

I will rate a 3 (no matter how awesome your item is) if your swap is LATE with no prior email from you.

It bothers me that I will have to give a "3" but it's only fair. If I am late and I haven't given you prior warning I too expect a "3".

And finally. Doctor Who Is A Serious SF Drama: >



Comment: Thanks for sending me your moooooosterpiece, Donna! I like that you included various elements throughout... when I noticed the webbed feet, it cracked me up. :)
Response: You're welcome I thought the feet were a nice touch.☺
JediLibrarian rated for DWF: Handmade Magnet Swap # 4 on Mar 14, 2016
Comment: Thank you for the handmade Dalek magnet!! It is hanging in my office!
Response: You're welcome and thank you for the heart.
Artsynerdgirl rated for DWF: Handmade Magnet Swap # 4 on Mar 10, 2016
Comment: What an AWESOME magnet! I love that you drew it, since you say you tend to be drawing adjacent, trust me - you got nothing to be worried about. :) Hubs loved it as well! Thanks, it will be protecting my fridge very soon!
raesha rated for X-Files in a Mini Bag on Mar 8, 2016
Comment: Thanks for the great package! I love it all!!!!!
Response: Glad you liked it! Here's to a new season of X Files Soon!
Comment: I love my Daleks, got them on Valentine's morning! Thank you and Happy Hearts Day!
Response: Youre welcome and thank you for the heart!
boriquaz rated for Zetti Art ATC swap on Feb 1, 2016
Comment: Love your Zetti, thanks for this and hope you are keeping warm out there! The glittery aspects just gave it that little extra, great job!
Response: Thank you for the feedback and the heart!
Artsynerdgirl rated for Hell's Grannies Holiday Card on Jan 12, 2016
Comment: Thanks so much! :)
Response: Thank you!
Comment: I love it! Using 'sweetie' with that image of them looking adoringly at each other is perfection :)
Response: Thanks Charlotte!
Comment: LOVELY! I loved the glitter sweetie - so understated and just summed it up. It's pretty funny that we all three selected images from the same section. Great ep, loved the swap :)
Response: I really loved River and Twelve. I hope their night went on forever! Thank you for rating!
Artsynerdgirl rated for DWF: "The Hybrid" Skinny Swap on Jan 4, 2016
Comment: Your Ood Angel is wonderful! I love it so much! I was perplexed by the exterior message - but it makes PERFECT sense now. I'm amused we both picked angels! thanks!
Response: LOL. There's just something about a terrifying angel, ain't it? Thanks for swapping, the heart and everything!
Comment: I really like the cool clock in the background. Lovely card!
Response: Thanks CS!
Spencerette rated for DWF: Timey Wimey: Hell Bent on Dec 24, 2015
Comment: I love the 3D elements. The scenes in the diner were so sweet 😀
Response: I wish we could have just one adventure with Clara and Me. Thanks for rating!
LahDeeDah rated for BMAG:Wreck This Zine #2 on Dec 22, 2015
Comment: Thank you for the zine. Your ATCs are very nice. The postmark on the envelope reads December 17th. You clicked "sent" on December 12th which was the deadline for the swap. ETA on 12/30: According to @stlouisphile this swap was dropped in a public box in front of a store on December 12th. I have no reason to doubt her and assume the letter carrier was negligent in collecting the mail from that box.
Response: I won't be using that mailbox location in the future, that's for sure! My heart can't take the notion of letting my partners down.
Manurnakey rated for BMAG:Wreck This Zine #2 on Dec 22, 2015
Comment: What a cool way to do the mini-zine :)
Response: Thank you for rating I am sorry my zine arrived late, it was mailed on time. Glad you liked it😃
LizzyJo rated for BMAG:Wreck This Zine #2 on Dec 21, 2015
Comment: Thanks for your "do what you know" zine---cool theme. My favorite ATC was the lime green girl.
breathingoxygen rated for BMAG:Wreck This Zine #2 on Dec 21, 2015
Comment: I love how you approached this zine. The examples of your ATCS are so cool. Thank you!
Response: Thank you for rating, and the heart, and I am happy you liked my approach!
Loonstruck rated for BMAG:Wreck This Zine #2 on Dec 20, 2015
Comment: Thank you for this fun take on the zone. Your ATCs are gorgeous!
Spencerette rated for DWF: Timey Wimey: Face The Raven on Dec 14, 2015
Comment: Love the layers 😀
Response: Thank you! :D
Artsynerdgirl rated for DWF: Timey Wimey: Heaven Sent on Dec 11, 2015
Comment: Got it and it's awesome, of course! thanks for a great swap :)
Response: You're welcome, and thanks for playing along!
audrey rated for *** Christmas ATC *** on Dec 9, 2015
Comment: Beautiful ATC. Love your technique. And I love the Christmas card you sent...I might have to remove the owl and use it in a project... Thanks!
Response: Thank you for the kind words. And the owl will look marvelous in a new project. Happy Holidays!

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4.9964 413 87 95
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nermalski on Jun 13, 2019:

Miss seeing you.

Paige1900 on Jun 9, 2019:

VivaLaDiane on Apr 16, 2019:

Paige1900 on Feb 21, 2018:

I miss you!

CurlyTea on Jun 20, 2017:

Paige1900 on Dec 16, 2016:

Paige1900 on Aug 5, 2016:

Happy Friday

RyeRye on Jul 2, 2016:

From Inspiration Station~

RyeRye on Jun 23, 2016:

Thanks for joining Inspiration Station!

Snuggles555 on Mar 14, 2016:

Hi Donna: Can you hop over to PPU and list in the Bingo thread that you did receive your package? Thank you. ;-)

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